Brocade is getting ready to update the exams and training materials for its Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) and Brocade Certified Network Professional (BCNP) certifications on July 6 (BCNE) and July 13 (BCNP). New versions of the relevant classes — CNE 200 and CNP 300 — will hit training centers some time this month, and typical official online items like the Brocade knowledge assessments and Nutshell exam study guides will be posted on or before the exams are released (same dates as above, if not sooner than that).
Candidates should use their MyBrocade login (then go the the “My Education” tab) to access new exam objectives and information, and to check in for study materials as and when they become available. New content for the Engineer exam includes various link and monitoring protocols (such as UDLD, FDP, and RFN), PoE and MCT overviews, ACLs, and more. Some of the training modules are now available in self-study formats, too. On the Professional side, there’s coverage of QoS, along with web-based training (WBT) modules on PoE, IS-IS, and various Brocade hardware items, but otherwise most coverage is the same.
For more information, check out the Brocade University FAQ entitled “New BCNE & BCNP Training and Exams.”